Free Speech Is Dead.

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#1 earlgrey  Icon User is offline

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Free Speech Is Dead.

Posted 29 October 2010 - 02:09 PM

A law has been passed in the UK and soon to be passed in the USA that allows the government to cut machines off from the internet. Obama has apparantly rquested a kill switch that will lock down the internet in the usa should there be a malware attack. Also the two governments want to bring in licensing laws. Free speech is dead! Guess who is in on it? Yup you guessed it, Microsoft.

More here

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Posted 29 October 2010 - 02:13 PM

good.
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Posted 29 October 2010 - 02:16 PM

We should make our own Internet.
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Posted 29 October 2010 - 02:40 PM

Yep. We should make our own internet :P
Anyway. Maybe people will start using VPNs and Proxies again!
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Posted 29 October 2010 - 03:36 PM

This reminds me of ACTA.
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Posted 29 October 2010 - 09:14 PM

As long as your smart, internet will never go away... Besides, I would like to see some kind of source.. You can't expect us to believe you without backing yourself up with a link or something, right? Besides, if they are, it is most likely because of this little guy: http://www.foxnews.c...-power-station/

That law will never pass in the US. There are way too many liberals today that will never give up their freedom to do what they please on the internet...
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Posted 29 October 2010 - 09:26 PM

View Postearlgrey, on 29 October 2010 - 02:09 PM, said:

A law has been passed in the UK and soon to be passed in the USA that allows the government to cut machines off from the internet. Obama has apparantly rquested a kill switch that will lock down the internet in the usa should there be a malware attack. Also the two governments want to bring in licensing laws. Free speech is dead! Guess who is in on it? Yup you guessed it, Microsoft.

More here


KILL DESTROY ATTACK DIE we're all going to die because of the lethal kill switch which will suffocate our freedom, no hope DESTROY MALICIOUS. They're all in on it. ALL OF THEM are in on it.





I can spout buzz words and sensationalist nonsense without actually reading the related bills too.
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Posted 30 October 2010 - 03:48 AM

View Postoptix212, on 29 October 2010 - 08:14 PM, said:

As long as your smart, internet will never go away... Besides, I would like to see some kind of source.. You can't expect us to believe you without backing yourself up with a link or something, right? Besides, if they are, it is most likely because of this little guy: http://www.foxnews.c...-power-station/

That law will never pass in the US. There are way too many liberals today that will never give up their freedom to do what they please on the internet...



Where it says More Here there is a link to a video on youtube. Believe me it is happening.

Internet Kill Switch

It is funny how Stuxnet appears then there laws are rushed through. It was probably America and Isreal who made the Stuxnet worm.

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Posted 30 October 2010 - 05:29 AM

It's ironic people try to turn off the internet, since the idea for it's creation was to make something you couldn't. :P

Free speech? The Internet is a medium; granted a ubiquitous one. However, even faced with something as draconian as the Chinese firewall, ideas manage to escape. Though there is a price.

Lack of free speech is when you silence the speaker, not just control their interwebs, turn off their printing press, break their pencil. As long a people are free to speak their minds without fear of reprisal, they will. That is free speech. Not bitching that the Conservative rag wont print my dirty hippy op ed piece.
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Posted 30 October 2010 - 07:16 AM

Microsoft proposes internet licensing

its the end of the web as we know it do do do and i feel fineee

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Posted 30 October 2010 - 09:00 AM

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Posted 30 October 2010 - 10:31 AM

Your source a some dudes blog? uhm....
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Posted 30 October 2010 - 12:30 PM

Net Neutrality must live on! I can't imagine buying 'packages' of internet usage that defines a clear outline of what sites I can or can't visit.

Hell, I'm still baffled that carriers in the US charge customers for every message received!
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Posted 30 October 2010 - 12:47 PM

View Postearlgrey, on 30 October 2010 - 07:16 AM, said:

Microsoft proposes internet licensing

its the end of the web as we know it do do do and i feel fineee


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Posted 30 October 2010 - 02:11 PM

It's bound to happen eventually. - If "freedom" is getting in the way of the government, and/or the companies it serves, making money... it's gone. (Not that this is specific to the US. Includes most of the "free" world, really.)

Money > everything. Including you and your freedoms.

And you can just imagine the pressure the big software and media companies are putting on their government (emphasis on "their") to control the Internet so their produces stop being pirated.

The internet has gotten out of their control. It would be silly assume they are not going to try to take it back. And it would also be silly to assume somebody other than *you* are going to do something to stop them :)

View PostSergio Tapia, on 30 October 2010 - 07:30 PM, said:

Hell, I'm still baffled that carriers in the US charge customers for every message received!

If they tried that over here their headquarters would be in ruins the next day; overrun by pissed of teenagers :D
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